The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has planned a tour of Rajasthan onboard a deluxe tourist train which would start its journey from Delhi on November 18.
The first in this series is the 4 nights/5 days Padharo Rajasthan tour which will cover the sand dunes at Sam in Thar Desert, Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples, Havelis of Jaisalmer, War Museum, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Maa Chamunda Temple, Mandore Garden, and free time for local shopping.
The train was launched by IRCTC in 2018. It has a host of envious features including two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor based washroom functions and foot massager.
The IRCTC has planned the tour packages at a very competitive package cost starting from Rs 23,350/- per person for domestic tourists providing safe and healthy travel during the tour. Government/PSU employees can avail LTC facility on this tour as per eligibility based on the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance, Govt of India.
To ensure the safety measures post COVID-19 in the new normal in this deluxe tourist train, provision for booking is limited to around 120 tourists against the total capacity of 156. Besides this, IRCTC will also provide a safety kit to all tourists.
Regular temperature checks, train sanitisation at halt stations and other precautions will be ensured. Staff shall be screened thoroughly and the kitchen shall be sanitised after every meal service.